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NY judge rules NSA phone
surveillance is legal

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/27/2013 12:28:57 PM

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is legal and a valuable part of the nation’s arsenal to counter the threat of terrorism. U.S. District Judge William Pauley said in a written opinion that the program “represents the government’s counter-punch” to eliminate al-Qaida’s terror network by connecting fragmented and fleeting communications. In ruling, the judge noted the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and how the phone data-collection system could have helped investigators connect the dots before the attacks occurred. “The government learned from its mistake and

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It is extremely disheartening when you see a headline like this that it is almost a certainty that the decision was made by a Democrat appointed judge. Pauley is a Clinton appointee. The only recent exception I can think of his the woman federal judge who really spanked the 0bama regime for their abuses and lack of enforcement of immigration law.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/27/2013 12:59:22 PM     (No. 9669753)

Gee, we´re relying on government to keep government in line and it isn´t working out. Who could have foreseen this? /sarc

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wsdiego, 12/27/2013 1:06:03 PM     (No. 9669756)

You forget the wall that Garailic (spl?) put between the FBI and CIA! For what reason is still unclear, was the biggest obstacle and the Clinton Justice depart not allowing investigation of the computer of the 20th hijacker months prier!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/27/2013 1:32:16 PM     (No. 9669786)

Yeah, that´s some counter punch there, judge. Since the NSA surveillance has not resulted in a single terrorist being caught. Kinda like that other huge invasion of privacy - TSA.

The truth? Both are all about control and nothing more.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 12/27/2013 2:17:49 PM     (No. 9669866)

I hope they´re monitoring this judge, or was he exempted before/ so he could make his ruling?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: arcady, 12/27/2013 2:29:42 PM     (No. 9669880)

I thought Obama said al qaida were defeated. Why the need for this program any longer? Shut it down, save the money.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/27/2013 3:06:06 PM     (No. 9669916)

Wanna bet we could get a constitutional amendment passed for collecting data on innocent civilians without their knowledge or consent?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Manitouman, 12/27/2013 3:13:48 PM     (No. 9669921)

Well . . . That´s settled . . .

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zorba, 12/27/2013 4:42:17 PM     (No. 9670014)

The anti-NSA hysteria reminds me of the global warming movement: Mass hysteria based on the absence of fact, reason or understanding.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lencu255, 12/27/2013 5:29:46 PM     (No. 9670063)

At this point seems it is not about NSA but about the judge. Today he did it for NSA, yesterday another did it for gays in Utah...
Have you seen the piece on Breitbart written as if by Putin? He talks about American "democracy" under this clique... All true!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: IdahoJoe, 12/27/2013 6:30:02 PM     (No. 9670122)

We are told by people like John Stossel that we should be ok with govt surveillance because it keeps us safe and if we are good people we have nothing to hide. The thing that is important though is the principle. The constitution is the rulebook. The judges are the umpires. If they can start changing the rules during the game then I don´t care if their intentions are good or bad, they are wrong. If one of the amendments can be ignored ´for our own good´ then any of them can be ignored. We establish that some of the rules don´t matter, then when government feels it is convenient, they will ignore any of the rest of them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/27/2013 6:58:07 PM     (No. 9670136)

Yes, #10. They will decide that NSA has made us so safe that we don´t need the 2nd amendment any longer.

I wish that I were being sarcastic.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 12/27/2013 9:29:59 PM     (No. 9670267)

Don´t count on John Roberts riding to the rescue.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/27/2013 10:21:02 PM     (No. 9670315)

Here´s the problem I have with this, and it has nothing to do with the legal aspect of it.

The problem is that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/28/2013 2:59:39 AM     (No. 9670473)

"NY judge" says it all. Probably 99% of all judges in NY are flaming libtards.

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